Tuesday, December 28, 2010

valentine favors paper mailboxes plus instructions

I decided to start on valentine favors for my granddaughters preschool class. so I came up
with these paper mailboxes which I am going to fill with candy kisses later. to start cut a retangle 5 by 10
as you see here i have marked it to round off for the end of mailbox this will be the bottom and back of mailbox I cut some of the bottom off so it will measure 8 and a half long

clip all around the rounded end so you can turn in.


fold on sides and the slits and fold a crease



take your 5 by 10 retangle and glue to your base it will look like this




this is what back looks like glued





now for mailbox lid cut 5 and a half and round off like before






fold a crease and bottom and cut out on ends like above







now glue to bottom of mailbox








now close and cut around to make a neater and tighter look this is what it looks like before cut









now to keep closed I cut strip of paper glued to top and strip for mailbox to go though strip










here is a finished one I did. for flag I used doodle charm cut 6in and bug is from create a critter cut at 3 and a half inched These are super easy I made 17 of them. I plan on putting kisses in them and a little letter which will say heres a special delivery
just for you, luv bug kisses! happy valentines day. I know how some of you like to make
things for your children for school I thought I would give you plenty of time to use this if you want. cheaper than the ones at target. ha












heres the side look












heres the envelopes I made cut at 3in doodle charm lips are from indie art cut 1 and a half
embossed with heart folder













here is the back with the little letter about luv bug kisses














heres a few I made out of different color papers not one is the same you can make one mailbox with one sheet of 12 by 12 paper














19 comments:

  1. Hi Rhonda, These mailboxes are so darn CUTE!!!! Love them!!

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  2. These turned out so cute!!! Thanks for the picture tutorial!

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  3. OH MY WORD!!!! Those are simply adorable!!!!!!!! So cute, TFS Rhonda!!! :)

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  4. These are very cute. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

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  5. These are sooo cute. I just love them. What a fabulous gift. I think it would be so cute to make one for my daughter for her room, and then I could put little notes in it for her. Thanks for the great tutorial.:) Hope you are well.

    Stephanie

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  6. Thanks so much for the step by step, I so need that. These are just so darn cute! I love them. What a great idea and I am sure the kids will love them too!! You have been busy!!

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  7. Oh wow these are absolutely adorable.

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  8. Rhonda....your mailboxes are soooo stinkin' cute! I love them and I think the kiddos will too.

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  9. These are so cute !!! They will love them.
    Thank you so much for the tut :)

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  10. Hi, Rhonda!!! This little box is adorable (and I love boxes!)!!! And thanks for the instructions -- I know I'll be doing several of these!

    My friend, I love your new look! I tried to visit Monday evening but several blogs I went to would just hang -- I don't know what was going on!

    Anyway, missed you and glad to be back to see all your wonderful creations!!!

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  11. Love the little letter on the inside! The kiddies are going to love these!
    Tara

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  12. Those are terrific!! You make it look so easy-I'm almost tempted to try it. Almost LOL!

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  13. Super adorable. Happy New Year to ya! :)

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  14. These are the cutest mailboxes....The kiddies are going to love them! Happy New Year Rhonda!
    smiles...Tammy

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  15. Wow Rhonda! These mailboxes are adorable1 I gotta try this. I wanted the Valentines solution cartridge just because it has a mailbox, but I resisted the temptation. I'll try this though! TFS! Great job! I'm your newest follower. Happy New Year!

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  16. These are AMAZING!! Wow!! Thanks for all the instructions too. My favourite part are the little flags at the side. What a great touch!

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  17. Rhonda you always amaze me! LOVE these!

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